Get Inspired! Check the latest industry expertise and read insider tips from our vetted tradespeople.
Have you completed a project recently? Let your tradesperson know how they did.
We interview and vet all our tradespeople to ensure they meet our high standards.
Grow your business! Check out top tips and expert advice for boosting your reputation online.
Join us and benefit from the millions of potential customers who use Checkatrade to find reliable tradespeople.
Edit your profile, view callback requests and ask for feedback from customers.
Spiral staircases can create a real feature in a home, as well as saving space. In this guide find out more about the average spiral staircase cost and start planning your budget today.
Whether you’re replacing an old staircase, extending your property or you want to create a stylish focal point in a room, a spiral staircase can be a great addition to your home.
We spoke to the online estimators at My Build Estimate – a professional estimating company monitored by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). This guide features estimated average costs from them for spiral staircase installations.
Pricing for a spiral staircase varies depending on a number of factors, including:
An average metal spiral staircase will cost you about £5,000. While a wood spiral staircase costs around £4,000.
In addition to the price of the spiral staircase itself (which can vary from £1,000 to over £9,500), you also need to factor in labour costs for the installation on top. Average labour for installing a spiral staircase is around £1,500.
In general, the prices at the lower end of the spectrum are for spiral staircases that are pre-made and can be bought off the shelf.
|Spiral staircase costs||Average UK costs|
|Range - Low||Range - High||Average|
|Wood spiral staircase (materials)||£1,000||£7,500||£4,000|
|Metal spiral staircase (materials)||£1,250||£9,500||£5,000|
*These are estimated, average costs. Our prices have been researched widely online by the Checkatrade team and represent a ballpark average for your proposed project. Costs may vary by region, the scope of the project and indeed by the products you plan to use.
As well as being an affordable alternative to regular staircases, there are a whole host of other benefits of having a spiral staircase:
Thanks to their steeper incline, spiral staircases generally take up a lot less space than traditional staircases.
With a less dense structure, most spiral staircases are designed in a way that means you can let in more light.
Spiral staircases are a freestanding structure built around a central column, so they don’t rely on needing a wall for their positioning.
Who doesn’t love the look of a spiral staircase? They look great and come in so many different styles that you can find a design to fit almost any home.
Once you’ve decided on a spiral staircase, you need to choose the type that suits the style of your home and your budget. The lo
Metal spiral staircases tend to be the most popular style with British homeowners. Stainless steel and wrought iron are among the most common types you’ll find..
Generally a cost-effective option that also has lots of flexibility in the design, including decorative spindles and various handrail options.
Wrought iron spiral staircases are the perfect addition to traditional or Victorian style homes. They are well-known for their ornate details and decorative balusters. They’re often paired with wooden tread covers and a handrail to create a stylish effect.
Average metal spiral staircase cost: £5,000
Wooden spiral staircases come in a variety of styles, and generally give a more traditional look to your home; inside and out.
Average wood spiral staircase cost: £4,000
Glass spiral staircases can add an impressive wow factor to your home. Completely transparent steps will offer the most amount of light you’ll get with any spiral staircase.
Spiral staircases aren’t just suitable for indoors, you can also have specially designed outdoor spiral staircases. To withstand the elements of being outside, outdoor versions tend to be made from galvanized steel or are aluminum powder coated to avoid corrosion. Timber staircases are also popular for the garden.
The time it takes to install a spiral staircase will depend on the size and complexity of the staircase itself. On average it should take 2 to 3 days. If the space is difficult to access or the staircase is complex to install then installation may take longer.
In addition to materials and labour for the spiral staircase installation, there are other costs that you’ll need to factor in:
If you’re a confident and accomplished DIY enthusiast you might want to save money by installing the spiral staircase yourself. You’ll avoid labour costs but we’d always recommend consulting with a professional staircase installer first.
Ensuring the spiral staircase is installed safely and securely is extremely important. If in doubt, we highly recommend hiring a local staircase expert.